Community activist, Ashland, OR
Shelley, her partner, and their two children have made Ashland their home since 2000. The Klamath Siskiyous are the family's unschooling "classroom," and they enjoy birding and backpacking. Shelley is an organic gardener, sometime writer and avid crafter. She is an active community member who enjoys including her kids in creative, grass-roots organizing that models justice, compassion, and a love of wild places. Locally, she has been instrumental in forest protection campaigns, starting a new community garden, stopping the Mt. Ashland Ski Expansion, and ACLU litigation defending free speech. Her current paid work projects include researching and preparing courses on a variety of agronomic and farm management topics and participating in the design of a new farm incubator program for new and limited resource farmers and farm workers.